London European Club invites you to a screening of the documentary Pretty Village at the Frontline Club. This screening will be followed by a debate with director David Evans, protagonist and producer Kemal Pervanic and journalist at ITV News Penny Marshall. Moderated by Ed Vulliamy, writer for The Guardian and The Observer.
In May 1992, 6,000 local Bosnian Muslim men, women and children were detained, tortured and raped in the cluster of villages around Kevljani. Many of these Bosniak were killed, and currently 1,200 are still missing.
In 2000 the first Bosnian survivors returned to Kevljani, where they started to rebuilt their homes and lives. Most Serb neighbours remain silent about the past and continue to fight against an initiative to erect a memorial even after the discovery of mass graves in the village.
Pretty Village tells the harrowing story of the 1992 Kevljani massacre and its continuing effect on the lives of survivors. On the anniversary of this forgotten episode of the Bosnian conflict, survivor Kemal Pervanic returns to his former home town. Using home movies and personal testimonies of the villagers director David Evans visits a pre-war world where Serbs, Croats and Muslims lived in a complex web of mutual support systems and shared values. Directed by David Evans
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